Mississippi defensive tackle Robert Knemdiche on his arrest in Atlanta and other issues he has to explain to NFL teams at the NFL combine. Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Nkemdiche would love to play for Falcons

INDIANAPOLIS – Former Mississippi defensive standout Robert Nkemdiche hopes to salvage his draft status, but would be elated if he dropped to the 17th position and was selected by the Atlanta Falcons.

“That would be amazing,” Nkemdiche said on Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium. “That would be a dream come true to come back to Atlanta and give my all and be the best player for the Atlanta Falcons I could be.”

Nkemdiche, who played at Grayson High, said that teammate Laremy Tunsil was with him during his hotel incident in Buckhead that led to a drug possession charge.

Nkemdiche beleives he was wrongfully charged because room was his name. He said he was drinking and partaking in real or fake drugs.

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